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from the fire. >>> 7:03. in less than two hours, at 8:45, this morning, president obama will announce a white house effort against gun violence. the president is putting vice president joe biden in charge of it. now, when the president flew to newtown, connecticut after the school shooting, he promised he would do what he could to keep it from happening again. now, ktvu will carry the president's announcement live right here on channel 2 so stay tuned. again, that's scheduled for 8:45 this morning. >>> it happening right now in washington, california senator bar bau broxer has called a news conference. this -- barbara boxer has called a news conference. she will be talking about new legislation she will be introducing to toughen security at schools. we're watching it live. this is where it will happen. ktvu will monitor it and we'll let you know what she has to say when she says it. >>> more funerals are planned today for victims of the connecticut schoal scooting. so far, the -- school shooting. three more children will be buried today. people will pay their respects to vick -- vicki
and caring place. >>> president obama speaks to a grieving connecticut community offering love and prayers and he tells the families of those killed in friday's school shooting that the nation stands with them. good evening everyone i'm heather holmes. >> and i'm ken pritchett in tonight for ken wayne. >> i just hope that it helps you to know that you are not alone in your grief. that our world too has been torn apart. that all across this land of ours we have wept with you. we pulled our children tight. >> and that is president obama as he seeks to comfort the community of newtown community and the rest of america in services this evening recall the horror of the shooting and the innocence of the victims. mr.obama met with the families of the 26 killed. he called on the nation to do more to keep children safe. >>> meantime new information is coming to light about how gunman adam lanza pulled out friday's shooting. he used his rifle to blow the door open. he then killed the principal and school counselor. >> churchgoers in newtown were traumatized once again today when someone phoned in a
donation today. >>> at 8:45 this morning. president obama will announce a white house effort to curb gun violence. president obama is putting vice president joe biden in charge of the effort. when president obama went to newtown, connecticut following the school shooting there he promised what he could do to 3re vent such tragedies in the future. >>> congress gets briefed today by the authors of a very critical report at security in benghazi. the independent panel reports the security that killed four americans was grossly inadequate. coming up at 5:15 how secretary of state hillary clinton is responding to the panels criticism. >>> let's get you going this morning. out the door. sal, did you have to sit and warm up the car for awhile? i know you were concerned about black ice on the road. >> that is right. absolutely. warming up the car you might want to warm it up so it's nice temperature inside for you. don't leave the keys in it. and also the black ice possibility just make sure that if you find yourself skidding the worst thing to do is hit the breaks suddenly. you'll pump those bra
made that call. >>> president obama said today he will use his power to try to prevent more tragedies like the shooting in newton, connecticut. >> if there is one thing we can do to prevent any of these events, we have a obligation to try. >> the president said vice president joe biden will head the effort and come up with a list of proposals by january. president obama called on congress to reinstate a assault weapons ban. >>> reaction to president obama's pledge today was quick and mixed. ktvu's mike mibach is in oakland with the push by the state to keep guns away from certain people. >> reporter: getting guns out of the hands of the mentally disabled has been a big issue. >> reporter: side by side with agents last month we were there as they confiscated guns from those deemed to have a mental disability. 2,000 fire arms have been seized by prohibited persons in california. today we met a first time gun buyer. >> responsibility of the owners and their mental health is a huge concern. >> reporter: do you have a gun? >> no. >> reporter: she says she supports the president wanting to
barack obama observed his own moment of silents days after his call for a panel to address gun policy. hoping no community has to endure newtown's heartbreak again. in washington, ktvu channel 2 news. >> shame on the nra! >> reporter: code pink protesters disrupted that rifle association press conference in wash wash twice. demonstrators held up signs saying nra, blood on your hands and the nra is killing our kids. critics are blasting today's response about making schools safer. ahead in 9 minutes bay area educators tell fuss more guns would -- teleus more guns would better protect our students -- tell us more guns would better protect our students. >>> a twist on the gun buy back next month. in addition to purchases guns from residents authorities will buy back violent video games. >> you just don't need to have hathat kind of carnage exposed to our young people. and, it -- it will open up the dialogue, i hope, with families to know what is going on. >> the marin gun and buy back is set for january 15th. martin luther king junior's birthday. the video games will be destroyed. >>> i
obama said if the bill comes to his desk, he will veto it. people will be voting weighing in on which side they believe should compromise. >>> they buried three more children as the investigation continues into last week's deadly school shooting. investigators removed boxes of evidence from the gunman's home where he first shot and killed his mother. just days before the shooting rampage, the mother vacationed at a resort in new hampshire. funeral arrangements are being made for the mother in her home state of new hampshire but he did not say whether the gunman's body has been claimed. >>> today san francisco mayor, ed lee is aimed at reducing gun violence in the bay view district. blakely is one of two teens who died last weekend in the bay view district and he is calling the deaths horrible. they met to talk about how to reduce violence. there were 60 this year compared to 50 this time last year as far as homicide. >>> parents are shopping for christmas gifts from a large selection of donations. janine de la vega joins us from sacred heart in san jose where people are already waitin
spring. >>> this morning, president barack obama will meet with a group of bipartisan. they want to urge president barack obama to work on the fiscal cliff. they will meet with house speaker john boehner, governor jerry brown is actually not in the group. >>> white house is rejecting the republican fiscal proposal. and it is a counteroffer to the one president barack obama offered last week. coming up, what the white house says is missing in the republican proposal. >>> time now time to bring tara back. if anybody is headed for the bay bridge, what do you want them to know. >> if we take a live look, this happens in just a matter of minutes and i bet you it is going on right now. so give yourself extra time if you are headed into the city right now. we can show you 580 westbound and then also up in the pittsburgh antioch area, slow going there on highway 4 as you make your way towards concord. last but not least, 280 san jose and traffic is moving along pretty well. 6:07 here is steve. >>> cloudy skies, now last hour, there has been some light rain in mendocino and down to salina, it is
at the white house white house between president obama and speaker of the house john boehner coming up. >>> ambassador susan rice took herself out of the running for the secretary of state. she sent a letter to president obama saying she doesn't want the position to be politicized and is saddened from removing her name. she same under attack for her handling of the attack at the u.s. consulate. >>> california coast will look different, how the sun and the moon play a part. >> back here in just a few minutes, showers back in your forecast, not only that it will get cold tonight, a frost advisory for parts of the bay area. [ laughter ] [ girl ] wow, you guys have it easy. i wish i had u-verse when i was your age. in my day, we didn't have these fancy wireless receivers. blah blah blah. if i had a sleepover, i couldn't just move the tv into the playroom. no. we had to watch movies in the den because that's where the tv outlet was. and if dad was snoring on the couch, we muscled through it. is she for real? your generation has it made. [ male announcer ] the wireless receiver only from at&
, connecticut governor dan malloy will then introduce president obama for his remarks to this crowd. again, you're looking live at newtown, high school in newtown, connecticut and this school tragedy that they're dealing with after friday's shooting. shooting. newtown is a place that loves children above all. families move to newtown because we are a caring and loving community. we are also a place that has great pride in our schools, pride that propels the students in those schools with their outstanding teachers and administrators through high achievement and great personal worth. the horror that was visited upon our sandy hook school was not deserved. it is the angry and desperate act of a confused young man. there is no blame to be laid on us, but there is a great burden and a great challenge that we emerge whole, that these families devastated by unspeakable harm know and trust that we love them and will do everything we can to help them heal. i know that newtown will prevail that we will not fall to acts of violence. it is a defining moment for our town, but it does not define us. we are
includes the employed and those looking for jobs. >>> president obama is spending the holidays in hawaii. they boarded air force one tonight to head to his home state. but not before president obama acknowledged that no deal has been made to avoid the fiscal cliff. coming up, the president's message to congress today in hopes of avoiding tax hikes and spending cuts. >>> different solution to gun violence. what this man says it is time to do about guns and his push to make it happen. >> a foot of new snow [ bells ] >>> the names of each victim killed in the connecticut school shooting at sandy hook elementary school in newton, connecticut were read today. mourners observed a moment of silence to mark one week. many gathered in the rain outside the school to pay respects. >>> the head of the national rifle association layed out a plan to stop the killings. ktvu's eric rasmussen found one man who is leading a different fight to treat gun violence as a public health epidemic. >> reporter: he is one of hundreds of petitions that sprung up since the tragedy at sandy hook elementary school. >>
to send a big donation today. >>> at 6:45 this morning president obama will announce a white house effort to curb gun violence. president obama is putting vice president joe biden in charge of the effort. when president obama went to newtown, connecticut following the school shooting there, he promised he would do what he could to prevent such tragedies from happening again. >>> congress gets briefed today by the authors of a critical support of security. the independent panels report the security of the consulate that killed four americans was grossly inadequate. the report blames serious bureaucratic mismanagement at the state department. coming up at 6:15 house secretary of state hillary clinton is responding to that criticism. >>> 6:07. thousands of people lining upright now in san francisco out in the cold. they are looking for some holiday cheer. ktvu brian flores is outside glide memorial church right now. where there are delights waiting for the people who are waiting out in the cold. what is going on? >> reporter: hi, dave. we just got here but in terms of the people that have be
but many in some small way starting to heal. john sasaki, ktvu channel 2 news. >> tomorrow president obama is scheduled to attend an interfaith memorial service in newtown. this will be the fourth time president obama has made such a visit following a mass shooting. in his weekly address today, he offered condolences and a call to action. >> we have to come together and we'll have to take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this from happening, regardless of politics. >> president obama did not provide specifics but in the past, the president has supported reinstating a federal assault weapons ban. >>> the medical examiner said he's never had to deal with something like this. >> my sensibilities may not be the average man, but this probably is the worst i have seen. >> dr. carver went on to say that all of the victims had been shot multiple times with a long weapon, presumably the semiautomatic rifle found at the scene. >> people all over the world are expressing sympathy for the victims in the massacre. in moscow, people left flowers and stuffed animals outside the american e
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moriarty, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> 7:04. well, yesterday, president obama and more than 2,000 people gathered to honor the victims and the first responders. [ applause ] >> that was a standing ovation for law enforcement. you see them walking toward the stage. they were able to help get dozens of children safely out of the school and then president obama read aloud the names of the 20 children killed and promises to do what he can to prevent this from happening again. >> as a community, in the faith of indescribable violence, in the face of unconscionable evil, you've looked out for each other. >> now, outside the school, there was this -- there are memorials that include candles and teddy bears. some of them left by people who have traveled miles to honor those victims. >>> today, oakland police plan to show the hundreds of guns turned in during a bi-back program. the department hosted one of its most -- buy-pack program. the department hosted one of its most successful ones yet. they teamed up to offer $200 per gun, no questions asked. they estimated they helped get 600 guns off th
in oakland -- we're live in oakland, paul chambers, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> president obama is pushing ahead quickly with the gun violence. he calls the connecticut school massacre a wakeup call that needs to be addressed with urgency. >> the fact that this problem is comcan no longer be -- is complex can no longer be an excuse for doing nothing. the fact that we can't prevent every act of violence doesn't mean we can't -- >> he introduced a new interagency task force headed up by the vice president. that task force only has a few weeks to put that list together. the president also called on congress to reinstate an assault weapons ban that expired in 2004 to close the gun show loophole that allows gun sales without background checks. and he suggested the possibility of limits on high high-capacity -- on high- capacity risks. >>> during a morning conference, nancy pelosi said now is the time for action and not words. she said it's particularly important to show children across the nation that somebody is being done to protect them. >> we must take action to protect our children from harm, pr
of staff. >> time magazine has named president barack obama the 2012 person of the year. the editor of time cited what he called the obama effect. the president beat out 15-year- old pakistani activist, am ceo and egyptian president. president obama also received the title in 2008 when he was president-elect. >>> shopper track which analyzes customer traffic is cut its holiday sales forecast. this as shopping slows following the thanksgiving weekend buying frenzy. the company lowered its expectations from 3.3% to 2.5%. shopper track cites superstorm sandy and the tragedy in newtown for the forecast. >> it's another cold night in the bay area. that isn't keeping folks away from christmas shopping. amber lee is out. >> reporter: it's a cold, clear night here at berkeley's fourth street shopping district. christmas is next tuesday, but many people are telling us they're trying to get their shopping done by tonight. the holiday lights and smaller crowds made tonight and ideal time to get out to the stores. >> i heard tomorrow was going to be rainy. i was hoping to get things wrapped up today. >
president obama says his administration is getting an outpouring of support for tougher gun control laws after the connecticut school shootings. >> and in the days since the heartbreaking tragedy in newtown, connecticut. hundreds of thousands of you from all 50 states have signed petitions asking us to take serious steps to address the epidemic of gun violence. >> the president says he's particularly encouraged by comments from gun owners who say there are steps the country can take to prevent more deadly shootings. president obama directed vice president joe biden to head up a traffic force to come up with gun laws. the national rifle association will hold a news corn over the debate of gun control. that very powerful gun lobby says it's prepared to offer meaningful contributions to prevent mass shootings. this will be the nra's first public response to the school shooting. >>> a woman is in the hospital with life threatening injuries after police say a car hit a group of people near san francisco twin peaks. the four victims were walking near a scenic outlook when they say a car came s
. the deaths of several people are being blamed on that storm. >>> president obama has called congressional leaders from both parties to the white house today as a last ditch effort to avoid the fiscal cliff. president obama cut short his hawaii vacation to return to washington. coming up at 5:15 the odds they will be able to come up with a deal were january 1st. >>> the contra costa fire distribution has put together a meeting to discuss the closing of five district stations. they are in clayton, lafayette, martinez. the first meeting is on january 7th in lafayette. we have posted a list of times and locations of those meetings. >>> the brawl that caused wide spread panic in a san francisco mall led to a loss in post christmas sales for business. they ran from the mall when they heard a noise that sounded like gunshots. police arrested three people. all the commotion led to a lock down and likely kept thousands of post christmas shoppers out of the mall. there is no estimate on how much money businesses lost but analyst tell the sacramento breeze it's like -- sacramento bee it's likely a s
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have been reported at san jose airport since 2009. >>> president obama is expected to announce his nominees for secretaries of state and defense. that is according to our white house sources. reportedly former republican senator chuck hague l is on the short list of possible choices for secretary of defense. replacing leon panetta who is stepping down. another top contender senator john kerry. he is also looking at john kerry for a possible secretary of state. or he may go with susan rice the u.s. ambassador to the united nations. president obama meets with two very different groups. both have concerns about the fiscal cliff conference. and remember he meets with them top ceo's. coming up the one issue where president obama is refusing to budge in those fiscal cliff negotiations. >>> right now 5:07. we want to check back in with tara who is in for sal. definitely wet roads out there. >> reporter: we do have an accident to report. this is a big rig verses a small pickup truck and an ambulance is on the way. we understand there are injuries involved. here it is right here. 880 northb
will be impacted. but citi says the changes will help save money this year and more in 2013. >>> president obama is expected to announce his nominees for secretary of defense and secretary of state. that's according to white house sources. reportedly, former republican senator, chuck hagel is on the short list for secretary of defense to replace leon panetta who is stepping down. another top contender, john kerry. but the president is also considering to replace hillary clinton with john considerry. susan rice for the united nations, she is still facing opposition because of statements she made about the libyan attack. >>> president obama is meeting with two different groups today. both have concerns about the fiscal cliff crisis. he will lead with the ceos of business leaders and then later, he will meet with native- american tribal leaders. the one issue where he's refusing to budge in fiscal cliff issues. >>> the voters passed prop 30, which raises taxes on people who earn more than $250,000 a year. it also increases the sales tax. well, the ucla and der son forecast says because of prop 30 -
from the country and he signed that back in march with the president obama. he says he will not sign any more agreements with the u.s. until those prisoners are transferred. >>> well, the fiscal cliff is looming unless congress takes action to avoid it. coming up at 7:15, the number of california defense department jobs that could be lost if automatic trick -- automatic tax cuts are formed. >>> bill clinton says he's not sure if hillary clinton will run for president. she said she does not want to continue a secretary of state for president obama's second term. she said she wants to focus on issues to -- that are important to women. >>> let's see what tara is seeing on 880. >> we have a lot of traffic on pinole and then past the golden gate gate. we're in berkeley/emeryville. we have a traffic issue in here. 280, northbound towards santa clara, looking pretty bad. give yourself extra time. let's check in with steve. >>> tara, thank you. there's definitely some breaks in the clouds. jive seen gusts to 25 miles per hour. i dent think this -- i've seen gusts to 25 miles per hour. i don'
. >>> john boehner says he wants to negotiate directly with president obama. he has asked that senate leaders and house minority leader nancy pelosi be excluded from future talks. >>> well, the closely-watched monthly unemployment report released this morning was better than expected. the economy added 146,000 jobs in november and the unemployment rate fell to a four-year low of 7.7%. coming up at 7:15, how this morning's job report impacts thefully negotiation -- impacts the fiscal cliff negotiation. >>> a youth group visiting florida got robbed. the group made of you of 24 teenagers and said they were eating in a restaurant in fort lauderdale, florida about an hour after they arrived for a weekend youth conference. they say thieves stole $12,000 cash. one member of the group was able to have money wired to them. so they were able to spend last night in a hotel. we have no word yet if that group will return to oakland today. >>> funeral services will be held this weekend for two teenaged girs shot to death in oakland last month. funeral services will be held for ra chef at cooper's -- raquel
no deal between president obama and house speaker john boehner. that has not stopped democrats and republicans on capitol hill on chiming in on what should and should not be cut. coming up at 7:15, our washington, d.c. newsroom is tracking all -- all of the competing punts of view -- points of view they are talking about on capitol hill. >>> a new study on san jose drivers is now drawing national attention. the study shows commuters are using social media to connect with other drivers. they exchange information to help them reach their destinations faster. the study says it also helps drivers feel better. not only because of the time they save but because they are helping other drivers save time. >>> a win-win. >> yes. >>> hey, sal, have you fixed things on highway 101? >> well, we're trying. 101 a little bit of fog coming through. let's take look at it from our camera in san francisco. a little bit of fog. in fact, it -- we may not be able to see this picture. i showed it to you first here. northbound 101 traffic is doing okay coming in to san francisco. but definitely some fo
to help get dozens of children safely out of the school. president obama read the names of the 20 children who were killed. he says he's going to do everything possible to prevent shootings like this one from ever happening again. >> i am very mindful that mere words cannot match the depths of your sorrow. nor can they heal your wounded hearts. i can only hope it helps for you to know that you're not alone in your grief. >> outside the school and around newtown, there are memorials candles and teddy bears left by people who have traveled miles to honor the victims. >>> there is new details about the gunman in friday's deadly elementary rampage. authorities now say the gunman was heavily armed. he fired hundreds of arms of ammunition and died with hundreds of rounds that were never used. in addition to having an assault rifle and two handguns, authorities say he had another shotgun in his car. some of the shooting victims were shot as many as 11 times. the shooting as you can imagine is effecting parents and kids right here in the bay area. tara moriarty is live at st. cecilia in san franci
obama traveled to newtown where he met with the families with the victims and spoke at the service. he read the names of the 20 children who were killed. and he says he's going to do everything possible to prevent shootings like this one from happening again. >> here in newtown, i come to offer the love and prayers of a nation. i am very mindful that your words cannot match the depth of your sorrow. nor can they heal your wounded hearts. >> outside the school and around newtown, there are memorials, candles, and teddy bears left by people who have traveled miles to honor the victims. >> the school massacre in connecticut has reignited the gun control debate. coming up at 5:15 what california senator dianne feinstein says about new legislation she will introduce next month. the connecticut shooting has made bay area parents fear for their own children in schools right here. ktvu tara moriarty live in san francisco now to tell us how school officials are taking precautions to make sure schools and children are safe. tara. >> reporter: many schools have fences like the one you see behind
barack obama the 2012 person of the year. the editor of time cited what he called the obama effect. the president beat out 15-year- old pakistani activist, am ceo and egyptian president. president obama also received the title in 2008 when he was president-elect. >>> shopper track which analyzes customer traffic is cut its holiday sales forecast. this as shopping slows following the thanksgiving weekend buying frenzy. the company lowered its expectations from 3.3% to 2.5%. shopper track cites superstorm sandy and the tragedy in newtown for the forecast. >> it's another cold night in the bay area. that isn't keeping folks away from christmas shopping. amber lee is out. >> reporter: it's a cold, clear night here at berkeley's fourth street shopping district. christmas is next tuesday, but many people are telling us they're trying to get their shopping done by tonight. the holiday lights and smaller crowds made tonight and ideal time to get out to the stores. >> i heard tomorrow was going to be rainy. i was hoping to get things wrapped up today. >> reporter: other shoppers tell us the
obama says the republicans simply just don't want to say yes to him. he and house speaker john and -- he and house speaker john boehner appeared to get closer to a deal yesterday. but then we saw how far they were. they will vote on plan-b today to vote on those making more than $100 a year, raise taxes on. president obama says $400,000. >> take the deal. >> reporter: even if plan-b passes the house vote today, president obama says he will veto it and then there's just 12 days before automatic tax increases go into effect for everyone. live in washington, kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you. >>> 7:18. this morning, a bay area-based japanese diplomat is expected to enter a no contest plea in court. he has been charged with assaulting his wife. he worked at the consue lit in san francisco at -- consulate in san francisco as a vice council for two years. his wife said the abuse happened other for several months. he's accused of stabbing her hand with a screwdriver and knocking out her tooth. >>> they are preparing in washington, d.c. for president obama's second inau
game. the move house speaker house speaker john boehner is making and president barack obama's countermove. >>> look at this, rushing into a hospital a week ago, carrying an abandoned baby, why they are being called heros. >>> traffic looks good coming into san francisco, we will tell you more about the morning commute and the bay area weather. have a good night. here you go. you, too. i'm going to dream about that steak. i'm going to dream about that tiramisu. what a night, huh? but, um, can the test drive be over now? head back to the dealership? [ male announcer ] it's practically yours. but we still need your signature. volkswagen sign then drive is back. and it's never been easier to get a passat. that's the power of german engineering. get $0 down, $0 due at signing, $0 deposit, and $0 first month's payment on any new volkswagen. visit vwdealer.com today. . >>> a newborn baby was found just over a week ago. the baby boy was not breathing when officers found him. they took swift action and drove the baby to the hospital themselves. one performed cpr while the other drove
you a video posted online by president obama this morning. at 7:17 a letter first lady michelle obama wrote to the people of newtown, connecticut and then at 7:45, the nr will have a press -- nra will have a press conference. >>> john boehner is speaking at the capitol. we're there live. here is taking questions at a live news -- from a live news conference. >> are you willing to give the president a proposal -- >> the president and i had a series of conversations. i told the president on monday. these were my bottom lines. the president told me that his numbers of 1.3 trillian in new revenues, 830 billion in spending cuts was his bottom line. and he couldn't go any further. so we see a situation where because because of the political divide in the country -- where because of the political divide in the country, trying to bridge these differences has been difficult. if it were easy, this could have been decades before, i guarantee you. but we have to find a way to address this significant spending problem that we have and we need to find a way to begin to grow our economy in a way th
convicted of a dui. what she thinks about the new law. >> president obama has called congressional leaders from both parties to the white house today as a last ditch effort to avoid the fiscal cliff. he cut short his hawaii vacation to return to washington and coming up, signs that president obama maybe reaching out to another republican leader after his negotiations with house speaker john boehner did not result in a deal. >> well, traffic don't in downtown san francisco could grind to a halt. that's because today is the last scheduled critical mass event for the year. for those new to the area, on the last friday of every month, dozens of cyclists ride alightning the waterfront and down market street and drivers are always advised to expect delays. >> peeking of, we haven't really seen any this morning. let's go to tara and see if that changed. >> no, the same story. maybe a lot of folks headed up to the tahoe area. maybe they already left as a matter of fact because the skiing is going to be pretty good up there. right now i want to show you my maps so you can see exactly what i'm talki
obama said tax rates must rise on the wealthiest americans as part of any deal to avoid the fiscal cliff. this morning r the president met with a bipartisan group of governors at the white house. jerry brown was not among them. the group did not endorse any specific proposal on avoiding the sharp tax and spending cuts that could take effect in january. president obama says it's possible that the tax rates could later be lowered as part of a comprehensive tax overhaul. >>> police responding to an early-morning burglary in san jose are surprised at what they found. we'll have exclusive video of the discovery. >>> rosemary's back in about nine minutes to tell you more about the new storm rolling in and when rain will increase in your neighborhood. >>> it's a first of its kind set up in the bay area. ahead with a new solar facility dedicated an hour ago is getting a lot of attention. on your prepaid card? introducing chase liquid. the reloadable card with no fee reloads and withdrawals at chase atms. all for one flat monthly fee so there's zero confusion. get rid of prepaid problems. get cha
. >>> time now 4:42. president obama continues to focus on the looming fiscal cliff. first the president will speak to and answer questions from members of the business round table an association of chief executive officers of leading u.s. companies. later in the day president obama will address a conference of native american tribal leaders. both groom groups say they are concerned about automatic tax increases and spending cuts that will kick in come january 1st if congress doesn't act. both republicans and democrats say -- with the wars in iraq and afghanistan ending, there is support for cutting back on military spending. but many lawmakers want to avoid the automatic across the board cuts and defense budget that will kick in january 1st if congress doesn't act. they would prefer to make strategic cuts. >>> nudist are planning a city against san francisco. against-- planning a protest against city hall. they had to cover half a dozen nudist. the board voted 6-5 for final approval of a ban on public nudity. >> there is no evidence anywhere in science or any kind of research any legiti
. >>> and house speaker john boehner discussed fiscal strategies with president barack obama in a phone call. this comes as another republican is ready to break ranges. he said he could support president barack obama's demand for an increase in tax rates as part of a comprehend sufficient plan -- comprehensive plan to cut the federal deficit. some are looking for ways to save faces a they give in. >>> and maintenance costs, used by state lawmakers, at least a douse member of the legislature had repairs on those vehicles and repairs were made before lawmakers used them for their personal use. in any case the costs were thousands of dollars. >> only state in the country finally ended this program and they saw some abuse and they saw voters did not like the program and that it was a perk they could give up. >> starting this year, lawmakers are not issued any cars anymore instead they are. >> paid a moulin rate -- mileage rate for using their own vehicles. >>> now here is a look at items where they recently confiscated them from the burglary ring. investigators have arrested two brothers and a w
they are encouraging all sides to come up with a solution. live in oakland, eric rasmussen. >>> president obama visited a family in virginia who had written to him about the issue. the president said he was encouraged that republicans agonologied the need for additional revenue but he is not backing down on his demand that top earners pay more taxes. >> as i've indicated the only way to get the kind of revenue for a balanced deficit reduction plan is to make sure that we're also modestly increasing rates for people who can afford it. folks like me. >> instead of 65, it would be 67. polls show many americans are willing to consider that idea. >> the 2012 u.s. presidential race set a new record in campaign spending. finance filings released today show the cost of the race surpassed $2 billion. they include almost $86 million by republican presidential nominee mitt romney in the final weeks of the election. that final paoás -- boost posted the campaign total to a record high. >>> the network grew from july to september. that's a 2.7% increase to $64.8 trillion. network is still prerecession peak. a good
. >>> president obama visited a family in virginia who had written to him about the issue. the president said he was encouraged that republicans agonologied the need for additional revenue but he is not backing down on his demand that top earners pay more taxes. >> as i've indicated the only way to get the kind of revenue for a balanced deficit reduction plan is to make sure that we're also modestly increasing rates for people who can afford it. folks like me. >> instead of 65, it would be 67. polls show many americans are willing to consider that idea. >> the 2012 u.s. presidential race set a new record in campaign spending. finance filings released today show the cost of the race surpassed $2 billion. they include almost $86 million by republican presidential nominee mitt romney in the final weeks of the election. that final paoás -- boost posted the campaign total to a record high. >>> the network grew from july to september. that's a 2.7% increase to $64.8 trillion. network is still prerecession peak. a good reason why the reserve will provide better economic stimulus. >>> tonight she is a
obama and congressmen boehner met at the white house yesterday. stocks inched higher on the news, with the dow and s&p 500 near 5-week highs. selling in apple once again held back the nasdaq. gold was up and oil was down. a two-day fed meeting starts today with the fed most likely talking about stimulating the economy by purchasing more treasury bonds to keep interest rates low. the government is selling its remaining stake in aig... and reports say regulators have a $1.9 billion dollar settlement with hsbc. the bank is accussed of laundering money for drug dealers and terrorists. john brady of rj o'brien joins us now. john, are you seeing any special positioning ahead of the fed? > > we have angie. over the course of the last two weeks so, we have seen equity markets continue to "melt up," as traders would say, continue to be sort of supported by this idea that the federal reserve is going to continue its method of quantitative easing. the fed meeting to start today. however, we will receive the announcement from the fed tomorrow, perhaps around 1:00 or so wednesday. but, the id
: president obama ordered u.s. flags to half staff in honor of the victims. speaking about the children killed, he fought back tears. >> they had their entire lives ahead of them. birthdays, graduations, weddings, kids of their own. >> reporter: he also offered assistance and condolences to connecticut's governor during a difficult time. >> we'll do whatever we can to overcome this event. we will get through it. but this is a terrible time for this community and for these families. >> reporter: the community is left to wonder how this could happen in their town. >> i don't know if there's any safe place any more in this world. >> reporter: i'm maribel aver reporting. >>> the information about the gunman has changed throughout the day. ktvu's rob roth has been on this story since it began. >> reporter: police now believe he first killed his mother then drove to the school in her car. authoritys are trying to find a motive for the massacre here at sandy hook elementary school in newtown community. among the dead is who police say is the gunman. they believe he killed his mother at their home bef
. >> reporter: president obama expressed the grief of the nation. >> the majority of those who died today were children. beautiful little kids between the ages of five and 10 years old. >> reporter: from the scene in connecticut we turn flow to ktvu's amber lee with new information about the gunman and the puzzle investigators are piecing together tonight. >> reporter: the picture that's emerging is about a troubled young man who didn't cause much attention to himself throughout most of his life. sudden listen causing headlines as the perpetrator of the worse shooting in this country. tonight there's an eerieness at sandy hook elementary as the community and police try to find answers. the young man was dressed in black, he was armed with at least two handguns and without saying a word opened fire. >> an investigation like this is like a puzzle. we want to form a puzzle together and form a complete pig so everyone without any doubt whatsoever can truly understand what occurred. >> reporter: a s.w.a.t. team went to the newtown home where adam lived with his mother nancy. it appears he killed h
commute. >>> president obama will travel to newtown, connecticut today to attend a memorial service for the victim's of friday's deadly elementary school shooting. the president will meet those families of those who were lost and thank first responders. he also plans to speak at a vigil scheduled for 4:00 p.m. pacific time at newtown high school. this will be the fourth time president obama has traveled to a city after a mass shooting. >> we now know the names of the 26 people including the 20 children who were killed when a man opened fire inside sandy hook elementary school. among them 30-year-old lauren russeau she always dreamedover being a teacher. emily parker was one of 16 sicks that were only six years old. her father said she liked to draw and make cards to cheer up friends and family. >> she was the type of person that could light up the room. she always had something kind to say about anybody. >> robbie parker also delivered a message to the shooters family expressing condolences for the difficulty time they are going through too. >> no case compares to the carnage at san
president obama. ktvu's ken pritchett is live where we learned one of the members is a young woman from the east bay. right? >> reporter: right. on the first monday according to federal law, today, first monday after the second wednesday in december they will meet in each state and cast the votes for president and vice president. it is not a secret process but one that goes unnoticed. >> reporter: she was helping to finish what we started on election night, the reelection of a president. she is one of 55 members of the electoral college. on the floor the delegates gathard, each chosen by a- gathered, each chosen by a california member of congress. >> that means everything. >> this is an amazing part of the presidential election process. >> reporter: they are pledged to a certain candidate based on the election day vote and it is rare to break that pledge. >> i am very faithful to president obama. >> 55 yes. no, none. okay? [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: there is no suspence the outcome is all but certain. but that makes it no less historic. >> i am part of history. >> reporter: he
loophole and restricting clips. president obama has asked for the press to be readyby next month. bay area students mourning the students who died in the tragedy. students are talking about the violence. >> it happened about half an hour ago, dozens of teening all about a decade older but not much younger than the gunman himself, determined to prevent such a tragedy here. ♪ oh how he loves us. >> songs and prayer echo over the quad at heyward high school at that time when most teens are finishing finals and eager for holiday break fun, these students were thinking about newtown and the damage violence does in so many lives. >> they will never see their kids again. they have to put someone in the ground that they love so much. and like those kids never going to see christmas again. they will never see the families again. >> violence is a big issue i think in high school. the organizers graduated four years ago. she and many friends have lost loofed ones to gang violence over the years. so newtown's loss while different. it is not a stranger in homes. it is true. but there are young peopl
taxes on households earning more than a million dollars. boehner says it's now up to president obama and democratic senate majority leader harry reed to work out a way to avoid the fiscal cliff. >>> chevron corporation is moving as many as 800 of its employees from the bay area to texas. chevron says it will remane based in here. most of the workers being moved are in technical positions. >>> 4:43 now. veteran sacramento police officer has been arrested on charges he sexually assaulted an elderly woman while off duty. gary baker is accused of assaulting a 76-year-old woman on three occasions. they made the arrest after reviewing surveillance video of the woman's home and recognizing baker as a suspect. baker worked as a police officer for 22 years. he was fired from the sacramento police department yesterday. >>> san francisco supervisors are expecting to take up a proposal next month. mayor ed lee and police chief greg suhr announced the first of its kind law. >> ammunition that has been designed especially by law enforcement for military use has no reason to be in our homes and on
. >>> new this morning president obama says his administration has received an outpouring of support for stricter gun laws following the connecticut school shooting. >> and in the days since the heartbreaking tragedy in newtown, connecticut. hundreds of thousands of you from all 50 states have signed petitions asking us to take serious steps to address the epidemic of gun violence in this country. >> in a video posted online this morning, the president says he has been encouraged by comments even from gun owners who say there are steps the nation can take to prevent more deadly shootings. president obama will also hold a moment of violence at 6:30 this morning our time at the white house to mark one week since the shooting that killed 20 children and six adults at newtown sandy hook elementary school. the shooters mother was also killed. >>> and at 7:45 this morning the national rifle association scheduled a news conference to weigh in over the debate over gun control. the powerful gun lobby says it's prepared to offer meaningful contributions to prevent mass shootings. this will be
cliff at midnight. president obama addressed the nation and said a resolution is within sight. kyla campbell joins us from washington with the issues that still remain unresolved good afternoon, kyla. >> reporter: david, i just got off the phone with senate officials and they say there's no word yet on a possible vote today. with the hours ticking away, president obama came out to say a deal is in sight but it's not yet complete. vice president joe biden took over negotiations with mitch mcconnell yesterday after talks stalled between senate leaders. now, mcconnell said just minutes ago he wants to move forward on the tax offer and the latest democratic offer is to raise taxes on households making more than $450,000 a year. but there's still disagreements about spending cuts. >> that has been a good faith negotiation. we all want to protect tax payers. and can get it done now. >> we have to do this in a balanced and responsible way and if we're gonna be serious about deficit and debt reduction, there will have to have be some sacrifices. >> reporter: -- there have have to be some sa
. >>> president obama has called congressional leaders from the white house today in a last ditch effort to avoid the fiscal cliff. coming up the sign the lack of deal is already hurting the u.s. economy. >>> the contra costa -- they are in the fire chief and board members. we've posted the list of times on the hot topics page of ktvu.com. >>> people in the midwest open -- snow if flow -- and it could be that way for a few days. the deaths of more than a dozen people in several states are if if >>> the -- he was taken >>> a few hours later bart trains were held at the concord station because of a report with a man with a gun. the police activity did cause delays on the pittsburgh bay point line. those reports were not related to the earlier shooting and nothing was found. >>> the brawl that caused wide spread panic inside a mall caused -- no shots were actually fired but there was a brawl. police arrested three people. all the commotion led to a lock down and likely kept thousands of post christmas shoppers out of the mall. there is no estimate on how much money businesses lost. experts tell the
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